[linux-dvb] Mantis VP-1027/VP-1033/VP-1034/VP-2033/VP-3033

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 18:04:15 CEST 2006

Hi All,

I have uploaded a preview for the Mantis based cards (VP-1027 / VP-1033
/ VP-1034 / VP-2033 / VP-3033)
The update contains a new PCI bridge called the Mantis and 2 frontends
as well

The MB86A16 is a Direct Conversion DVB-S / DSS receiver, which requires
no external components, for functionality. It does have a lot of
features, but in the preview, due to a whole lot of changes and a
complex driver for the same, i was forced to do a minimal driver for the

The Mantis PCI bridge can handle 4 different CA slots (according to the
specs) but the cards that are out there have just one CA slot alone. I
haven't yet finished on the CA part of the Mantis, the snapshot provides
a stable snapshot, without the CA parts. The CA part will take some more
time before a preview/release

I have currently tested only the VP-1034, with some amount of success.
Proper support on the VP-3033 is still pending
The VP-1040/VP-1041 DVB-S2 cards are not supported by this tree, but
will be supported a while later.

Due to large span, the relevant work could be hard to get going for many
and could have many bugs. It is not at all for the faint hearted at this
point of time. It would be nice to have some feedback on this.



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